The Friends of the Library are having their annual book sale. It starts Saturday, September 22 and continues through the 30th.  You’ll find histories and mysteries, cookbooks and children’s books, best-sellers and classics.  Come Saturday for the largest selection and come back later in the week for rock-bottom prices. 

On Saturday, the books are accompanied by a bake sale.  Enjoy home-made pastries and treats while you are browsing and helping the library.

The library will not be accepting any more book donations until next summer.

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Because of the book sale, there will be no movies this week.  The next movie is on October 1 at 6:30 (repeated October 3 at 12:30). Some very clever women are planning the heist of the century. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Mindy Kaling, their chemistry and the intricate plotting make this a very entertaining caper.

Sign up for the next session of “Integral Yoga” begins on September 24.  The class, taught by Theresa Jefferson, will be held on October 13 at 2:00.  You will focus your mind, strengthen your body, increase your flexibility, and improve the quality of your life. The program is free but space is strictly limited; registration is required.

New students are always welcome at our English conversation groups.  One meets Monday mornings at 10:30 and the other is Thursday afternoons at 1:00.  Tell your family and friends that there is an opportunity to practice English conversation skills in a fun, non-pressured environment.

Children (and their parents) will be delighted to hear that regular programming resumes October 1. Story times, Lego and all your other favorites are back, along with some special programs, such as Italian story time with Ms. Maria starting Thursday October 4 at 3:30.

The library is presenting a series of college prep workshops. Registration is required for all sessions and practice tests. You can sign up for any or all of these now.

College-bound students in grades 9-11 will want to come on Thursday, October 4 at 5:00 to learn about the “ACT vs SAT”. The presentation will explain and demystify the two different exams. Find out which test is right for you.

On two Saturdays in October, the 6th and 27th, students in grades 9-11 will have the chance to take a free practice SAT test. Practice tests help teens see what the test is all about, calming their nerves before the actual test day. Just like the real thing, the practice test takes about three hours.  It will begin at 10:00 on October 6 and 9:30 on October 27.

The final workshop of the series is “Understanding the College Essay.” This workshop, for students in 11th and 12th grades, will explain the expectations for what an outstanding college essay entails, and will go over common questions you will encounter. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their parents!

In addition to in person presentations, students should check out our on-line resources.  Chief among these for the college applicant is the Testing and Education Center. You will find not only preparation for standardized testing, but also dozens of informative articles about college and the application process. There is also advice on searching and applying for scholarships., and advice and checklists for each year of high school.

October will bring with it book clubs, crafts, learning, and fun, including a special Diwali celebration at the Senior Center on October 6 from 12-3. In the meantime, come to the Friends’ book sale!